Leading Your Organization Through Disruption | How to Thrive in Disruptive Times – Dayton

This special session is for senior decision makers in an organization.  Through a workshop format, you will have the opportunity to think differently about disruption and learn ways to successfully bring back and cultivate a positive “disruption mindset” in your organization.   Being prepared for disruption is not enough.  Great leaders embrace and even foster disruption – in their market, industry AND their organization.  And through disruption, they grew and profited.  Many “household name” companies such as Sears, Kodak, Yahoo, Toys R Us and GE were once “disrupters”.  But they failed because they didn’t recognize the need to disrupt “how WE do things HERE”.  Embracing disruption requires not only initiating change with your customers and suppliers but, more importantly,  getting your own employees to change how THEY think and contribute.  But change only happens if YOU, the leader, first develop a “disruption mindset”.

In this new decade, leaders will be held accountable for how they thrived through the disruption.

This class has been approved for 1.5 HRCI and SHRM CE Credits

Presenter: Kristi Dinsmore

Kristi Dinsmore is a Founding Partner of Carter Fraser Inc., a growth-focused consulting company that specializes in helping individual, teams and organizations drive profitable growth.  Kristi’s personal experience in managing growth organizations provides her with the experience, proven practices and credibility to help individuals and organizations thrive.

She has experience working in the retail industry, consumer products, construction, financial services and technology industries with both global and national companies.  When working with for-profit or not-for-profit organizations, Kristi’s focus is driving ROI and Customer Engagement.   In 2019, she was asked by the Duquesne University School of Business to not just be a facilitator, but to create a new learning module AND update the entire course curriculum for the School’s long-running “Women’s Executive Leadership Program”.

Professional Profile

Kristi offers organizations and individuals her strengths in understanding key business issues and market conditions and developing solutions to drive growth in a changing environment.  Her focus as an executive coach has been with senior leaders and “high potential” leaders, providing leadership development and targeted feedback to broaden leadership capabilities and address specific performance issues.  She understands the importance of aligning the individual’s strengths, motivators and behaviors to maximize their ability to provide value to the organization and ultimately, drive profitable growth.  Kristi has extensive experience leveraging assessment tools to provide key insights in her team building and individual coaching.  She is Master Certified in the Birkman Method and one of the world’s top experts using the Chally assessment for leadership development.

Kristi has had the opportunity to work with nationally known experts in leadership development such as Ram Charan, Brad Smart, Judith Bardwick, Bruce Tulgan, Robert Cooper and Michael Watkins.


Kristi holds a B.A. from Miami University and an MBA from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business.